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A rainy sunrise

By cassiecat
The forecast was promising, but alas, it bucketed down. One from an early start a few weeks ago with chris and Tony.

thanks for looking, my absence from the site seems to increase. although i'm out ocassionally taking pics i dont seem to find the inspiration to do anything with them.
Hope that you are all well. lesley x

Tags: Landscape and travel Llandudno pier

Voters: KeithCullis, Bee76, edrhodes and 119 more

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24 Nov 2011 5:10PM
SlowSong Plus
14 10.3k 30 England
24 Nov 2011 5:20PM
Keep at it Lesley. We all have a slump at times.
This is lovely.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
24 Nov 2011 5:43PM
This is lovely Lesley. Could be the weather too, it can get one down..........Sandy
Kenfromsot 14 61 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 5:43PM
Very nice indeed. 10 stopper ?

Shellio 11 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 5:54PM
Wow fantastic!
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
24 Nov 2011 5:56PM
A superb image, Lesley. Carol
Alan_Coles 16 178 11 Wales
24 Nov 2011 5:59PM
Love the water and the pier Lesley but find the rocks look a little too HDR and for me does not fit in with the rest of the image.

Praps you needed a break from this site?
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
24 Nov 2011 6:27PM
yes its a 10 stop image ken.
the rocks have quite a surreal look to them, thanks for sharing your thoughts Al, always appreciated.lesley
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
24 Nov 2011 6:41PM
A very well composed and exposed image, Lesley: and the long exposure has smoothed the sea and clouds, giving a very pleasing effect.
I had noticed you had not been posting so often and was hoping all was well with you.
Richsr 15 91 223 England
24 Nov 2011 6:57PM
Like the smooth sea and movement the long exposure has give you, a good comp too Lesley
Regard Richard
twelvemegs 12 6 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 7:51PM
Stunning image Lesley, keep um coming. Smile

tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 7:58PM
I would have thought that this image, was all the inspiration you neededWink

posty57 14 6 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 8:03PM
This image in itself should be the inspiration, as it's magnificent.

GlynnisFrith 15 23 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 8:26PM
Well worth the the wait a super image
ianrobinson 12 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 8:43PM
wow like this a lot stunning shot and processing.

Ade_Osman 19 4.5k 36 England
24 Nov 2011 8:45PM
A real stunner, showing great skill in the processing, excellent stuff!

dmhuynh72 14 47 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 9:11PM
I know what you mean about lacking inspiration as I having same problem too.
Anyway this is a good effort using the Big Stopper.
derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 9:14PM
If the quantity of your uploads have decreased the quality hasn't Lesley. Superb image. Congrats on the GEA.
cabbie Plus
15 31 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2011 9:56PM
A quality image well worth the wait

Sezz 17 619 15 England
24 Nov 2011 11:38PM
My congrat's too Lesley, good to see a post from you, this is beautifully processed Smile
Take care, hope you're feeling a bit better?

Sarah *
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
25 Nov 2011 7:15AM
A big thank you to Ade for the GEA. lesley
Ray42 14 3 England
25 Nov 2011 8:25AM
A very lovely scene captured here Lesley - Keep at it
susanbarton 14 11 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 9:11AM
Lovely 'misty' but detailed shot you have captured the essence of early morning.

Morgs 14 20 62 Wales
25 Nov 2011 9:16AM
I like the rocks as thye anchor the shot well. The colour could be toned down a little perhaps as they seem a little saturated but compositionally they are good. The long exposure has created lovely movement in the sky. Good work I reckon!!

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
25 Nov 2011 2:24PM
If I'd stunning images like this, I wouldn't be feeling uninspired. A beautiful capture, Lesley, excellently processed Smile
Trev Smile
ChiliMan 16 135 17 Singapore
25 Nov 2011 3:01PM
WOW...shortlisted in a FLASH.

Deliciously soft and smooth and incredibly sharp and precise all at the same time, Ccat. LOVE this.

Congrats on the HIGHLY well-deserved GEA.

RockArea 15 18 3 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 4:01PM
A super image Lesley. The smoothing effect of the filter is great and I think the dramatic nature of the foreground rocks work well with it.

Tynnwrlluniau Plus
12 112 39 Wales
26 Nov 2011 12:19AM
Congats on the well-deserved GEA. A very fine image indeed.
phil99 15 45 6 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2011 11:05AM
Ity is hard Lesley . I have just been through the same thing , A week spent recently in Northumberland and nothing to show for it . Keep on with shots like this though and you haven't lost your skill . A beautiful image with excellent 10 stopper exposure etc ....Phil
BarbaraR 16 1.2k 1 England
27 Nov 2011 10:09AM
Many Congrats on the awards, this is
a super shot.

Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2011 7:27PM
Wonderful shot could be on velvet it has that 'special' effect to it
well done on the GEA very worthy
The contrast between the soft and sharp elements of this, together with the lovely colour, makes it really eyecatching.

Stace 14 2 2 England
7 Dec 2011 7:20PM
Well done on your century. it will probably make 2........if you know what i mean Wink

GazzaG2003 19 366 England
8 Dec 2011 9:54PM
Stunning, amazing skill, beautiful colours.
User_Removed 10 112 Wales
20 Dec 2011 12:44AM
Hello! Lovely capture Lesley
JudeC 15 6 3 England
21 Dec 2011 10:06AM
Hi - i went through a time when I wasn't inspired but it passes - keep up the fantastic work - Jude.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2011 12:40PM
So beautiful Lesley and well worthy of the Award
Happy Christmas
Stace 14 2 2 England
2 Jan 2012 11:37PM
its creeping up...another year and it may well get 200 Smile xx

Karen_Summers 13 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2012 10:17PM
Fabulous shot love the milky water
6 Jan 2012 7:20PM
Stace 14 2 2 England
16 Jan 2012 9:24PM
bugger its still here lol

h4rsx 12 17 5 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2012 5:21PM
This is stunning.
clickon 10 1
23 Apr 2012 9:17PM
Yes Stunning.
AlanJohn 11 1 England
5 May 2012 6:45AM
These sunrise photographs are always inspirational - nice affect of the slow shutter speed. Good stuff, Lesley.
stevesloan 12 9 Scotland
5 May 2012 4:37PM
Really great shot!

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